Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Roma will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Roma when they host Venezia to their Stadio Olimpico on Matchday 37. The Romans aim to seal their spot in the Europa League, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways. Mancini is banned for the match, while Armenia international Mkhitaryan remains in the recovery room.
The rock-bottom side, on the other hand, have not been competitive at this level, and, as a result, they have slim chances of securing the Serie A survival. Venezia have already suffered 12 defeats on the road this season, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. As for the visiting side, all Modolo, Romero, and Lezzerini are sidelined with injuries, while both Johnsen and Aramu are pushing for recalls after they got their names on the scoresheet in a 4-3 win over Bologna.
Highlighted Player (Rui Patricio):
Sporting Lisbon and Portugal national team goalkeeper Rui Patricio is a one-club man. He was reportedly close to signing with Serie A giants Inter Milan during the 2008 of-season, but he remained in his club where he will most likely hang up his boots when the time comes. The 28-year-old shot stopper spent most of his career with the Lions making his debut with the first-team at only 18 years of age.
Rui Patricio went on to appear in more than 350 official games for the Portugal greats and remains the first-choice keeper for his club and country. Having gone through all the youth selections with the national team, Rui Patricio was given his first senior cap in 2010 after Paulo Bento’s appointment.
Rui Patricio represented his national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three European Championships. The 28-year-old was the mainstay in Portugal’s historic Euro 2016 title in France.